Smackdown Live Results from Rusev Day 2/6/18

Results via WWE.com

Daniel Bryan reveals the first-ever SmackDown LIVE Top 10 Superstars List

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan had a tense altercation

Charlotte Flair def. Liv Morgan

The Bludgeon Brothers def. local competitors

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos laid down the Uso Street Code

United States Champion Bobby Roode def. Rusev

Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable def. The Ascension

Daniel Bryan announced a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title at WWE Fastlane after Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn ended in a no contest

WWE News Alert 1/1/18 – Elias Covers Hotline Bling, Championship Match Ends Due to Referee Stoppage, Rusev Day Shirt Sells Out

WWE News and Rumors for January 1, 2018

WWE held a live event on New Year’s Eve in Toronto, the hometown of musical artist Drake. The audience on hand was treated to an acoustic rendition of Drake’s hit “Hotline Bling” by none other than Elias, who continues to display his vast musical range. Although 2018 will be a a breakout year for Elias, the performance was followed by a chokeslam from Kane.

Also in Toronto, the main event for the Intercontinental Championship ended abruptly as the champion Roman Reigns busted his challenger Samoa Joe open above the eye before the referee stopped the match due to the laceration.

Braun Strowman was sent home from the WWE Holiday Tour due to illness an misses several events. Strowman shouldn’t miss much time and had been wrestling Kane on this tour.

Chris Jericho had been on Podcast One for the past four years with his podcast Talk is Jericho. In addition Jericho formed “The Jericho Network” within Podcast One that brought other shows to the platform including The Raven Effect, Keeping it 100 and Killing The Town. Jericho is leaving Podcast One and bringing his show and entire Jericho Network of shows to a new platform, Westwood One.

For the first time ever on Smackdown Live the week will feature AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn in what should be a PPV Quality match on free TV. This is, however, a non-title match, so the WWE Championship is not on the line.

Rusev Day is an absolute phenomenon! To close out 2017, the Happy Rusev Day shirts are completely sold out and expected to be back in stock any minute. Get yours at WWE Shop.

WWE Clash Of Champions Predictions!!

UPDATE – See the early betting odds for this event by clicking here!

It’s that time again! Sorry I have been really busy and not writing as much as I should be! I recently launched a new podcast about wrestling on an all-new internet radio station. I’ve been so busy I almost forgot the PPV was this Sunday!

You can watch it on the WWE Network for FREE if you are a new subscriber! If you live in the Boston area, you can still get tickets on Stubhub or TicketLiquidator, but as you already know, this will be a sold out show!

So here are my thoughts on the matches as they stand as of today:

Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley – MOJO!!!!!!! Need I say more?

Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers – Oh Breezango, what have you gotten yourselves into? I think that Harper and Rowan are going to murder them.

United States Champion Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler (Triple Threat Match) – I am so looking forward to this match!!! All these guys are great wrestlers, and are hard-hitting wrestlers. I think that Bobby Roode does have the ability to take the belt away from Corbin, however, I don’t think it will happen in a 3-way match, especially where Ziggler is involved.

Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as special guest referees) – Sigh. WHYYYYYYYYYYYY???? While I am sure this match will have its moment’s and I like all the guys involved, WHY???  Someone tell Owen and Zayn they are 6 years too late on the Occupy hype train, that crashed and burned 3 years ago fools. Lame. I don’t care who wins… this is stupid, fire whoever wrote this garbage, not Zayn and Owens.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Rusev & Aiden English (Fatal 4-Way Match) – I am so happy to see Shelton Benjamin back in action, even if he does have to team with Gable… (ha!) I think this match is gonna be your typical clusterfuck 4 way tag, with lots of broken bodies. The Uso’s will most likely retain…

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya (Lumberjack Match) – This match is going to be awesome! I love watching both these women wrestle, but sorry Charlotte, I gotta go with Nattie on this one! Get that title back on your waist where it belongs!!!

WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal – Sigh…. why? Wrestling was getting interesting again, and then we got slapped in the face with a momentum stopping bitchslap. I really don’t want to watch the same people wrestle again and again and again. Jinder lost… he is a cheater, and does he really deserve a rematch? Nah they won’t give us Styles vs Nakamura yet… But I would have much rather watched him wrestle Rusev than Mahal again. AJ will retain the championship, or WWE may be attempting to incite a riot in Boston.

While this is a “Smackdown” branded PPV, I am not as excited for it as I usually would be. The highlights of this PPV will be the women’s match and the tag team clusterfuck for me.

Make sure you check back for the latest lines, news and more! And if you are interested, learn “How to Bet on Pro Wrestling”!

WWE Battleground Results 2017

Aiden English def. Tye Dillinger (Kickoff Match)

The New Day def. The Usos to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions

Shinsuke Nakamura def. Baron Corbin via Disqualification

Natalya won a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match to earn the right to challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi at SummerSlam

Kevin Owens def. AJ Styles to become the new United States Champion

John Cena def. Rusev (Flag Match)

Breezango’s attackers strike again at WWE Battleground

Sami Zayn def. Mike Kanellis

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal def. Randy Orton (Punjabi Prison Match)

Results via WWE.com

WWE News Today 7/1/17

WWE News and Rumors – July 1, 2017

  • Original plans for SummerSlam would have seen Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman but now looks like it will be Lesnar vs Roman Reigns. This comes after Roman revealed he is the number one contender for the Universal Championship on Raw. Also expect Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax as well.
  • A third Naomi vs Lana match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship has been made for the July 4 Smackdown Live. This comes after Lana posted pictures showing she had a shoulder up when the referee counted the pinfall Tuesday night.
  • After a brief breakup, Paige and Alberto El Patron have reconciled and are once again a couple.
  • A trailer for Armed Release but WWE Studios featuring Seth Rollins and Wesley Snipes has been released. This is an action thriller and there is no global release date as of press time.

  • WWE has released a full match of Bianca Belair vs Aliyah in a Mae Young Classic qualifying match. Belair wrestles strong style and at one point slapped Aliyah extremely hard and the live crowd bought into this.

  • Gunner, who had wrestled for Impact, debuted as Chad Lail at an NXT live event in St Petersburg Thursday night. He is expected to wrestle full time in NXT.
  • Impact Wrestling will be re-branding as Global Force Wrestling to shed the image that has haunted the company from the Dixie Carter era. Jeff Jarrett, founder of GFW, conducted an interview with Sports Illustrated and spoke of the legal battles involving the “Broken” Hardys. Jarrett didn’t say much other than intellectual property belongs to the publisher, which would be Impact Wrestling. Jeff also talked about a five year plan to reinvigorate the company including video on demand and live events.
  • Rumors are abound that The Colons have requested their release from WWE. SuperLuchas.com fueled this by speculating about tee shirts being sold outside the WWE. Fanning the flames, WWC, a promotion in Puerto Rico owned by Carlos Colon, tweeted the article. This appears to be a weak rumor, but The Colons leaving WWE is a possibility even without the rumors.
RAW

Monday Night Raw Results

Raw Results via WWE.com

  • Universal Champion Brock Lesnar brawled with Samoa Joe
  • Elias Samson def. Dean Ambrose
  • Cedric Alexander def. Noam Dar
  • Seth Rollins confronted Bray Wyatt
  • Apollo Crews def. Kalisto
  • Sasha Banks, Mickie James & Dana Brooke def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax & Emma
  • Heath Slater & Rhyno def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz & a bear
  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville attacked Rich Swann
  • Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
  • Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Hardy Boyz in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match ended in a draw

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WWE News Today – Eva Marie’s Replacement for Total Divas, Hulk Hogan Overseas Tour and WWE Return, Tommaso Ciampa Injury

WWE News and Rumors for May 19, 2017

  • An NXT live event in Highland Heights, KY featured a tag team match of DIY vs Sanity that resulting in a no contest. This result was because the match had to be stopped after Tommaso Ciampa injured his leg with a dive off the apron. Ciampa needed to be helped to the back and will likely miss the NXT TakeOver special this weekend.
  • Eva Marie being severed from WWE has caused the need to replace her on Total Divas. The front runners at this time are Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
  • Congratulations to Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan who have welcomed their first child into the world, daughter Birdie Joe.
  • John Cena on the Playback Podcast mentioned that Southpaw Regional Wrestling will return in some form after heavily praising the promotion. Cena plays the role of Lance Catermaran on the show, a role he plans to reprise and admitted it was inspired by Gordon Solie.
  • Legendary wrestling manager Jimmy Hart was recently a guest on Cerrito & 5 Starr, where he talked extensively about Hulk Hogan’s future. Hart used the cliché “never say never” style answer about if Hulk will ever return to the WWE and also revealed plans for a Hulk Hogan overseas tour based on the high demand from fans around the world.
  • The Smackdown intro video has been changed as both John Cena and Nikki Bella have been removed from the opening. Superstar Shakeup acquisitions have been added including Jonder Mahal, Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura, Lana, Kevin Owens and The New Day.
  • Another Smackdown note about the preshow dark match saw Tye Dillenger defeat Aiden English. This match also be happening for the preshow of this Sunday’s Backlash PPV.

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WWE News Today 5/10/17 – Braun Strowman Injury, Batista Return, R-Truth Hosts Game Show

WWE News and Rumors for May 10, 2017

  • New Details on Braun Strowman’s elbow surgery suggest he will miss the next two Raw PPVs. Strowman had been penciled in to face Roman Reigns in June at Extreme Rules and then Brock Lesnar in July at the Inaugural Great Balls of Fire PPV. Originally the timetable for return was 2 months, but now there is less clarity on a return date.
  • On Talk is Jericho, Batista revealed that he has contacted WWE several times about returning to face Triple H. He is only interested in this match, however WWE.com conducted a poll on who Batista’s opponent should be upon a potential return. Brock Lesnar is leading by a wide margin, with Triple H being the runner up.
  • After Smackdown and 205 Live, there was a dark match in the arena with Shinsuke Nakamura defeating Dolph Ziggler with the Kinshasha.
  • Jim Ross will be calling matches on episodes of the WWE UK Show on the WWE Network. He will be partnered with Nigel McGuinness
  • Jerry Lawler is offering franchise opportunities for his BBQ restaurant. Lawler has been in the restaurant business before, however the latest venture just opened up recently. This comes after the WWE ceased using Jerry as a full time commentator.
  • Emma has left the WWE European Tour with a shoulder injury of which the severity is at this time unknown. After a shaky return recently, Emma is finally gaining steam but this injury could sidetrack this momentum.
  • Due to an arm injury, Ember Moon is unable to challenge Asuka for the NXT Championship as planned for NXT Takeover: Chicago. Asuka will now defend in a Triple Threat Match against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot.
  • Cody Rhodes will reprise his role on the next episode of Arrow. Cody, as Stardust, had a SummerSlam match and ongoing feud with the Stephen Amell when still under contract with WWE.
  • The WWE Network secretly filmed what will be the Network’s first game show, hosted by R-Truth. It is set to debut later this year.

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WWE News Today – Undertaker Spotted in NY, Goldburger, Brock Lesnar Return

WWE News and Rumors May 4, 2017

  • Monday after Raw went off the air, the live audience witnessed Finn Balor, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins playfully goad The Miz into delivering his famous catch phrase “I’m the Miz and I am Awesome”. The Miz was willing to do this, however Dean, Finn and Seth decided to give him their finishers. At one point in the post dark segment, Bray Wyatt, who was still under the ring, scurried to the locker room, which caused the audience to burst into joyful laughter.
  • On Smackdown Tuesday, before the show went to live broadcast, there was a dark match seeing Luke Harper defeat Viktor of the Ascension.
  • WWE has changed the name of a PPV that was to be called Bad Blood, a returning name that was used years ago, to Great Balls of Fire. While this has been met with a magnitude of criticism, this event will also feature the return of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. The event will take place July 9 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and will air live on the WWE Network.
  • While Brock Lesnar’s first challenger is unknown, the rumors currently three possible opponents. Finn Balor, the first Universal Champion is one of these possiblities. The other two ideas would be Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman.
  • The first ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins has now abbreviated his ring name to simply TJP.
  • Adam Cole’s ROH contract has expired and while he will continue to wrestle there for now, he is more in demand now than at any point in his career. Both NJPW and WWE are interested and chances are good he will reach an agreement with WWE as it is the most sensible progression for him.
  • The Undertaker and wife Michele McCool were spotted and photographed in Manhattan yesterday entering a hospital. We know Taker was planning to undergo much needed hip surgery that has been delayed so he can continue to wrestle. While the surgery has not been confirmed it is the most likely explanation.
  • Goldberg is doing a “meet, greet and eat” at the Sugar Factor in Las Vegas May 20. This will include a limited edition “Gold-Burger”, which is as massive as it is extravagant.
  • Shawn Michaels will co-star in “Pure Country: Pure Heart” with legendary country music singer Willie Neslon. Like Shawn’s last smash hit, “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” this is being produced by WWE Studios. This is a music driven story and will be released August 1, 2017 on DVD, Blue Ray and On Demand.

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WWE News Today 5/1/17 – Jeff Hardy Gets Tooth Knocked Out, Ken Shamrock vs Brock Lesnar, Drew McIntyre

WWE News and Rumors for May 1, 2017

  • During last night’s WWE Payback event, Jeff Hardy had a tooth knocked out after a kick from Sheamus. The Hardyz were still able o win the match, retaining the Raw Tag Team Championships. Brian the Guppy posted a clip of this on twitter.
  • Ken Shamrock recently did an interview with Hannibal TV where he claimed that in his prime he could beat Brock Lesnar is a legit fight. He attributes this to Lesnar’s limited fighting skills and inability to be an effective striker. Also in the interview he stated that he should get another chance in WWE because he brought in all the moves that the talent is currently using. Wrestling INC provided a partial transcript of the interview.
  • Billy Corgan has purchased the National Wrestling Alliance. This includes the name and all related trademarks including the NWA classic World Championship Title. This was reported by PWInsider.
  • Drew McIntyre finished up all of his independent commitments outside the WWE and is now set to be there full time in NXT.
  • Sean Waltman was unable to make an independent wrestling event overseas this past weekend leading many to fear the worst. Those close to X-Pac, namely Kevin Nash, say he’s great and that there is nothing to worry about.

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